Should I be nervous about ultra high profile implants?
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You should be comfortable with the size you are choosing
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Nervous about UHP implants
Thank you for your question. Based on what you've mentioned I would imagine that you are very petite. When it comes to implants and dimensional augmentation, the only way to get the largest possible volume in a small space is with higher projection.
Your Plastic Surgeon would have measured you carefully then provided size and projection options based on what fits but also your stated desired "look". My patients find it helpful to try on the implant sizers in the office so that they can see what they look like in their own clothing.
I recommend that you have a clear conversation with your Plastic Surgeon about your aesthetic goals and the look you are after. It may be helpful to bring "wish photos." If you trust their expertise, then after stating what you want, you may find it helpful to let them guide you through the process of choosing.
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Ultra high profile implants not usually natural in appearance
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Ultra high profile
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Ultra High profile to get the "size" you want but sacrificing on a more natural look
Your surgeon should hopefully have looked at goal photos with you and at least demonstrated for you what lower profiles would give you. That way, if they were too small in size for the desired result, you would know that UH was the way to go and you wouldn't be worried.
Is High Profile the Right Answer?
A detailed consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is important to establish your postoperative goals and determine what implant size and type would be best for you. In my practice I like to review different photos of my patients to establish what shape and volume they seem to like most. It is also very important to perform a detailed exam to evaluate the thickness of your breast tissue, skin tone and the dimensions of your chest. I like to have my patients try on sizers to get a feel for what they may look like and also appreciate how heavy the implants might feel. It is also useful to incorporate some additional 3-D imaging to get a sense for the subtle change between different implant types.
The advice I give to my patients focuses on 3 key elements.
1. Select a board certified plastic surgeon that you can communicate with comfortably to establish your desired look.
2. Establish that your plastic surgeon has your best interest in mind and make sure that they can explain your procedure to you in a way that makes sense and makes you comfortable. I want my patients to walk out of my consults and feel like they “get it” with respect to their surgical plan. I want to make sure that my patients can understand what a specific implant may deliver in regard to their results. This is common when we are trying to determine the size a patient desires, and also whether or not to select a shaped highly cohesive implant compared to a round silicone gel or saline implant.
3. Make sure that you understand what to expect in terms of your recovery and postoperative instructions. In my practice I give my patients additional instructions and tools to help them recover. In addition, I follow all of my patients closely after surgery and visit with them at 1 week and 3 weeks after surgery to make sure they are healing as expected.
Cheers and Best Wishes!
Steven Camp MD
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